Thursday, March 1, 2012

Homemade Vegan Chocolates

Hello Blog World! 

 It's been a while and we have a good enough excuse... we ran out of bandwidth for the month and obviously could not post. It was tough but we made it through! Thank goodness it was the shortest month of the year! Anyway, we are back with a vengeance. Actually, this treat is slightly spooky. Arguably inappropriate for March but not for us. 

To most people who know me, my love for skulls and skeletons is no secret. When I started at my current job, I think my colleagues were freaked out by my skull hairbows that I regularly wore. But then it became my thing and everyone is okay with it! I like to think of myself as "The Girl With the Skull Hairbow". 

Anyway, this is a great treat for the more "punk rock" crowd, or anyone who appreciates the rock 'n' roll aesthetic. Or, even a med school student! 

These chocolates are actually inspired by Tarina Tarantino and her lovely skull jewellery. Her bracelets are those featured in the images. The perfect mix of creepy and girly!

Vegan Skull (or any type of moulded) Chocolates
    1 cup of cocoa powder
    3/4 cup of virgin coconut oil
    1/2 cup of agave nectar (or honey if you are less concerned with 100% vegan chocolates and/or vegans who eat honey)
    dash or two of sea salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1-Gently melt the coconut oil in a saucepan (you don’t want to heat it, just melt it)
2-In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients and pulse until well combined.
3-Scrape into a small bowl and place in the freezer or refrigerator until it has hardened to desired consistency. It took about 15 minutes in my freezer.
4-Press gently into your favourite candy or chocolate mould. Freeze again for about 1 hour. Take out and enjoy!

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